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Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - July 31, 1975, Chester, Pennsylvania Delaware County 277 HOME DELIVERY 75 CENTS MOTOR ROUTE THURSDAY JULY 31 1975 FIFTEEN CENTS By J vote Congress oks raise WASHINGTON AP Congress vote for its living pay raise gives the members two dates to October 1975 for setting the amount and November 1976 when the voters speak Concern with what the voters may think showed through the House debate Wednesday the to determine whether there would be a recorded vote disclosing each member's position and the final breathtaking recorded vote which passed the Both of Delaware County's congressmen voted against the cost-of-living raises In the Senate where only a third of the members will be up for re-election next year the measure passed Tuesday 58 to 29 Democratic House freshmen especially vulnerable to op- position next year because they are newcomers voted 51 to 21 against the Leaders of both parties in the House predominantly were for the measure President Ford had urged passage of the measure and so his approval is assured What Congress did was to blanket itself the vice president Cabinet members and other high officials and the top echelons of the civil service under the comparability ad- justment system now in effect for the rank and file of ment employes The president after receiving expert advice recommends to Congress adjustments designed to refect pay trends in private employment They go into fect in 30 days unless Congress says no The next recommendations are due in October Preliminary calculations are that com- might work out to more than an 8 per cent in- crease but Ford indicated he might hold his recommendation to 5 per cent The president's salary raised in 1969 from is not involved Among those that would be affected are the salaries of the vice president and chief justice the salaries of Cabinet members and associate justices of the Supreme Court the salaries of senators representatives and federal appeal judges the salaries of federal district If the October increase comes to 5 per cent members of Congress would get a raise and Cabinet officers would get more Congress which has been struggling with energy legislation almost since it convened in January whizzed the pay raise legislation through in two days The Senate attached it Tuesday to a minor unrelated the House had passed The House Rules took less than a quarter hour to prescribe quick procedures Wednesday for handling it The House then voted to waive the usual one-day waiting period By Soviet leader Military detente urged HELSINKI Finland AP Soviet leader Leonid I Brezhnev told the European Security Conference today that accords reached here should be followed by a further development of military detente in central Europe Brezhnev spoke to the 35- nation assembly the largest gathering of world leaders in years The meeting is viewed as a triumph for Soviet diplomacy and a personal achievement for Brezhnev's declared policy of East-West detente The conference has been billed by the Soviet Union and her Eastern European allies as a salvation for a continent ravaged by centuries of war and Brezhnev stressed a reduction of military hardware as a means of preventing ther conflicts A priority goal in this regard is to find ways to reduce armed forces and armament in central Europe without diminishing the security of anyone On the contrary to the benefit of Brezhnev said In Washington's view talks in Vienna between the United States and Soviet Union on reducing forces have been stalled by Moscow In our view the aggregate result of the conference is that international detente is being increasingly invested with concrete material content It is the materialization of detente which is the essence of all that should make peace in Europe truly durable and Brezhnev said And here uppermost in our mind is the task of ending the arms race and achieving tangible results President Ford is to speak on Friday Speculation about Brezhnev's health cropped up again when he made an early exit night from a state dinner for the 35 European and North American leaders But the Soviet leader looked fit today as he stepped briskly out of his Zil limousine at the the entrance to Finlandia Hall just north of downtown Helsinki He shook hands with a Finnish official and strode into the hall flanked by a phalanx of bodyguards In Wednesday's opening speeches Communist leaders lavished praise on the con- ference regarded as a major victory for Brezhnev's diplomacy To our readers illegal work stoppage by the In- Typographical Union Local 797 delayed publication of the Delaware County Daily Times today The dispute was centered around the pending separ ation of eight employes of the union Executives of the Times produced today's issue which is reduced in size from what it was supposed to be thereby eliminating some of the features which our readers normally would receive The Times deeply regrets any inconvenience this may have caused its readers AP OVERSHADOWED BY MAMA A baby mother as it walks hesitantly about in the Los elephant born May 10 gets shade from its Angeles Zoo Wagon train member dies in his sleep PHILADELPHIA AP Pennsylvania said Wednesday member of the Bicentennial An autopsy disclosed the Wagon Train died in his sleep man Douglas Durpos 34 of Tuesday night while encamped Snohomish Wash died of a in Oregon a spokesman for the massive heart attack The train Bicentennial Commission of had stopped for the night in Red Sull Ore Public tent Metzgers here CarPenter PRESIDENT FORD meets Turkish Prime Minister Suleyman in front of the American Embassy today in Helsinki arrived for talks as assistance exonerated Near Penza tract plan upheld in shooting constitutionality of sylvania's public rent assistance program has been upheld by a federal panel In an opinion written by U.S District Judge Daniel H Huyett the panel ruled Wednesday ruled that the act merely embodies the state's choice of who to aid when there is a limit to available public welfare funds The judges said the program did riot violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment The act provides citizens Who own their own homes with money in the form of rent assistance in exchange for a state lien on their property But no rent assistance is given to welfare renters who make up 92 per cent of all public assistance recipients The decision involved a suit by the Action Alliance for Senior Citizens of Greater Philadelphia on behalf of four elderly persons who were denied benefits because they renters receiving welfare All defendants were state officials involved in ad- ministering the Senior Citizens Property Tax Assistance Act The court ruled The legislative exclusion of welfare renters does rationally further the legislative objective of distributing limited benefits to a large number of needy people without reducing the amount each person receives below the point at which it can be ful Today's thought American writer Charles Dudley slid What all are com- what we might be Pennsylvania Gov Milton J Shapp is expected to sign extradition papers today asking the governor of Idaho to authorize the return of the Metzger murder suspects to Delaware County for trial Frank A and Diane Hamill Metzger are accused of murder and numerous other offenses in connection with the death last August of Metzger's estranged wife Martha in her home at 204 E Dutton Mill Road Middletown The couple was married 11 days after Martha Metzger and her four sons disappeared from her home last Aug 18 The documents requesting the Metzgers ex- tradition from Boise Idaho where they were arrested by the FBI July 11 living under the names Frank and Diane Erickson reached desk Wednesday 1 Deputy Press Secretary Peter H Kostmayer said the documents were passed along to Shapp after being reviewed by Larry Beaser the Governor's legal counsel Kostmayer said that after Shapp signs the papers it is expected they will be sent back to Delaware County for Idaho Gov Cecil Andrus for processing by his office Under this timetable it's possible the Metzgers could be Delaware County by mid- August They are scheduled for an extradition hearing in Boise on Aug 14 at which time the proceedings could be completed Metzger a trained chemist who had been working for a Boise water softening firm for the past few months and Diane formerly of Ridley Township are to stand trial because investigators believe Martha Metzger was killed here and her body transported in the trunk of a car to New York for burial Her sons were found abandoned at a motel in a month after their disappearance and the next day a New York State policeman found the grave containing Mrs Metzger's body behind a farmhouse in nearby Farnham N Y Inside your Daily Times Clear and warm tonight low 70 to 75 Very hot and continued hazy on Friday high mid- to upper 90s Chance of 10 per cent Forecast through Hazy hot and increasing humidity with highs around 90 and lows In the upper 60s to low 70s b Sunday E 8th St Chester Pa Ads TR All DOYLESTOWN Pa AP A Bucks County carpenter has been exonerated for the fatal shotting of a former prison escapee from North Carolina 11 days ago Kenneth Biehn the Bucks County district attorney and Northampton Police Chief William Feeney said their investigation of the shooting showed the carpenter George Dorwart 26 thought the former prisoner was about to commit a The former inmate Woodrow Wilson Gillis about 50 escaped from a North Carolina prison farm to Philadelphia in 1967 He lived there as a model citizen until his true identity was disclosed He gained some degree of recognition earlier this year when Gov Milton J Shapp of Pennsylvania refused to ex- tradite him to North Carolina to serve the remainder of his prison term Bucks County authorities said Gillis apparently was inside home in Churchville illegally Dorwart discovered Gillis in his house July 20 held him in the kitchen while his wife telephoned the police But gun accidentally went off and killed him County to buy MEDIA Delaware County Com- missioner Nicholas F Catania announced Wednesday he is conducting negotiations to determine whether parkland may be acquired in the vicinity of the Penza tract in Nether Providence Catania made the disclosure during the weekly county commission meeting in response to queries by Mrs Ida W Surrency of Nether Providence head of a group that wants the county to chase a section of the Penza property Catania reported he had recently spoken to a sylvania Department of Transportation representative concerning for a park near the Penza tract on Baltimore Pike He said he has scheduled a meeting next week with DOT officials but declined to say specifically what property he's attempting to acquire for a county park Mrs Surrency said a new bulky report titled Open Space and Recreation prepared by two consulting firms for the county mends that the Penza property be purchased by the county for a park Mrs Surrency suggested that the commissioners vote to accept the report prepared jointly by the Von Storch architectural firm of Media and Direction Associates Inc of Springhouse However Commission Chairman Harry A McNichol nixed any official action on the issue explaining that in tember there would be three public hearings concerning idea not stupid MEDIA Delaware County com- missioners were told they should get behind Car plan to build mills to save both energy and tax dollars Mr idea isn't as stupid as it said Franklin H Mackenzie of Lansdowne an inventor who said he has 65 patents At last week's county com- mission meeting Mau a Media publisher said the county could save annually by having windmills on top of the Media courthouse However Mackenzie said a survey should be made to determine the best locations for the windmills to harnass the wind to generate electricity and other energy There is absolutely no question there's enough power in the wind going over Delaware County to do what Mr Mau says can be Mackenzie declared Mau told the commissioners that Silvio Babe D'Ignazio plans to have a windmill built on top of his Media restaurant and another at his produce farm in Oxford Chester County recommendations in the report McNichol said the county has made no progress in trying to buy a section of the Penza tract for parkland stressing Penza owner Claude DeBotton is anxious to build townhouses and apartments on the property Body of boy found mile north of bridge PHILADELPHIA AP The body of a Philadelphia boy who jumped off the Betsy Ross Bridge Monday on a dare has been recovered from the Delaware River The body of Thomas Wynne 16 was recovered Wednesday off the Yacht Club a mile north of the bridge The boy's father made a positive identification at the city morgue Until the body was found police had been studying the possibility that the story was a hoax Oil price controls to end Aug 31 WASHINGTON AP Federal officials are preparing for the abrupt end of U.S oil price controls on Aug 31 and Congress Is moving to soften the impact on the consumer of higher petroleum prices after the House killed President Ford's plan for end to controls Federal Energy Ad- ministrator Frank G Zarb declaring we are extremely disappointed by the House rejection Et the President's direction FEA is making necessary preparations for an orderly transition from controlled oil prices on Aug 31 The House voted 228 to 189 Wednesday night against Ford's plan The action was the second time in two weeks that the House has turned down a White House proposal to phase out oil price controls and an i FEA official said after the vote there would be no more ad- ministration attempts to compromise with Congress on decontrolling prices Delaware County's two congressmen split plan U.S Rep Robert Edgar District of Marple voted to kill Ford's and U.S Rep Richard District voted or it The FEA estimates that overall petroleum prices will increase about 4 cents to 6 cents a gallon over the months following the Aug 31 expiration of price controls The expiration means the end of lid on eld makes up more than 60 per cent of oil
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